About the Awards
Three innovation award trophies - a spiral design, with a star on top.
Winners receive a prize of US$1,500, a trophy, a certificate, and publicity through EIFL’s website and wide network of contacts.

THIRTEEN exciting innovation award calls launched since 2011

The EIFL Public Library Innovation Awards are open to all public and community libraries in developing and transition countries. The calls highlight important community development issues and recognize innovative uses of digital technology to improve people’s lives.

Winners receive a prize of US$1,500, a trophy, a certificate, and publicity through EIFL’s website and wide network of contacts.

Since 2011 EIFL has completed 13 innovation award calls and announced the names of 46 winners in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. We announced the winners of the 13th Award in January 2020.

We'll be launching the 14th EIFL Public Library Innovation Award later this year (2020). Be the first to know - watch our website for details, or follow us on social media - Facebook, Twitter

Meet the winners of pAST awards

Public libraries protecting the environment

Public libraries contributing to community economic wellbeing

Public libraries contributing to community health

Public libraries contributing to social inclusion in the community

Public libraries contributing to open government

Public libraries empowering women and girls

Creative use of ICT in public libraries 

Public libraries contributing to education 

Public libraries contributing to literacy